The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream


NT Greek Lessons - Thursdays, 7 PM.

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WELS Documented on Blended Services in WELS. Baby Steps Away from the Liturgy.
Valleskey, Kelm, and Olson Have Won

Illumine Mocks the Trinity




http://welsdocument.blogspot.com/2015/07/are-blended-services-future-of-wels.html



Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Are "Blended" Services the Future of WELS?


50% of the 160 WELS churches randomly surveyed use a mixture of
blended, contemporary, or modern in their worship service.


Blended worship that works (Forward in Christ Article)
Blending the gospel-proclaiming forms of the church’s past with musical styles that are part of the church’s present may help us spread the message of Christ into the future. Some people call it blended worship. It brings together worship forms that have been tested and tried in Christian churches for centuries and joins them to contemporary musical styles. Blended worship is one way Lutheran churches can retain public worship’s historic emphasis on gospel proclamation and at the same time accompany that proclamation with music many people understand and enjoy.

The churches that are contemporary tend to use the words: Real - Relational - Relevant

Whereas, churches that are traditional use the words: Reverent - Sacred - Historical

The majority of the churches that have "blended" worship services use these words, or something very similar, in describing their service: Our worship uses traditional forms blended with contemporary songs, modern language, and application. The traditional brings us the best that has been used by God’s church throughout the ages and the contemporarybrings God’s promises and his will into our daily lives. We hope you enjoy both!

Many of the churches that are very traditional go into detail as to the importance of liturgy and what it means on their web sites. 



TraditionalContemporaryModernBlended
Abiding Grace; Covington GAx
Abiding Love; Cape Coral FLAltx
Abiding Love; Loveland, COx
Abiding Savior; Killeen TXx
Abiding Word; Dothan, ALx
Amazing Grace; Florence KYx
Amazing Grace; Myrtle Beach, SCx
Amazing Love; Frankfort ILx
Apostles; San Jose CAxx
Ascension; Sarasota FLx
Atonement; Plano TXx
Beautiful Savior; Austin, MNx
Beautiful Savior; Everett WAeclectic
Beautiful Savior; Fayetteville, NCx
Beautiful Savior; Grove City, OHx
Beautiful Savior; Marietta, GAx
Bethany; Appleton, WIxx
Bethany; Saginaw, MIx
Bethlehem; Oshkosh WIx
Brooklyn Lutheran; Brooklyn Park, MNx
Calvary; Sheboygan, WIx
Christ Lutheran; Eagle River, WIxx
Christ Lutheran; Lodi CAx
Christ Our Rock; Rochester, MNx
Christ the King; Palatine, ILx
Christ the King; Palm Coast, FLx
Christ the Rock; Round Rock TXx
Christ the Vine; Temecula, CAx
Cross of Christ; Boise, IDx
Cross of Christ; Universal City, TXx
Cross of Glory; Peoria, AZx
Crossroads; Chicago ILx
Crosswalk; Laveen, AZx
Crown of Glory; Orlando, FLx
Darlington; Ann Arbor, MIx
Divine Peace; Largo, MDx
Divine Savior; Doral, FLx
Emanuel First; Lansing, MIx
Emmanuel; Hudson WIx
Emmanuel; Tempe, AZx
Emmaus; Phoenix, AZx
Eternal Love; Appleton, WIx
Faith; Anchorage, AKx
Faith; Anderson, CAx
Faith; Antioch, ILx
Faith; Pittsburg, KSx
Faith; Sharpsburg, GAx
Faith; Tallahassee, FLx
First Evangelical; La Crescent MNxx
First Evangelical; La Crosse, WIx
Gloria Dei; Belmont, CAx
Good Shepherd; Alma, MIx
Good Shepherd; Jacksonville, FLx
Good Shepherd; Phoenix, AZx
Good Shepherd; Saint Peters, MOx
Good Shepherd; West Allis, WIxx
Grace; Casa Grande, Azx
Grace; Falls Church, VAxx
Grace; Kenai, AKx
Grace; Milwaukee, WIx
Grace; Neenah, WIxx
Grace; Safford, AZx
Grace; Waukesha WIx
Grace; Yakima, WAx
Grace; Yorba Linda CAx
Holy Scripture; Fort Wayne, INx
Hope; Hampton, GAx
Hope; Irmo, SCx
Hope; Oconomowoc, WIx
Hope; West Palm Beach, FLxx
Illumine; Rock Hill, SCx
Immanuel; Lakeside, AZx
Immanuel; Manitowoc, WIxx
Immanuel; Salem, ORx
Immanuel; Taylor, AZx
Jerusalem; Morton Grove, ILx
King of Kings Garden Grove, CAx
Lamb of God; Lafayette, INx
Lamb of God; Madison, ALx
Lamb of God; Phoenix, AZx
Light of Life; Greenwood, INx
Light of the World; Fairbanks, AKx
Living Promise; Morristown TNx
Living Word; Mission Viejo, CAx
Lord of Life; Thornton COx
Messiah; Alpharetta, GAxx
Messiah; Nampa, IDxx
Messiah; Wichita KSx
Mighty Fortress; Hiram, GAx
Morning Star; Jackson, WIxx
Mount Calvary; Flagstaff, AZx
Mount Calvary; Redding, CAx
Mount Calvary; Waukesha, WIxx
Mount Olive; Green Bay, WIx
Mountain View; Calgar‎y ABx
New Hope; Melbourne, Flx
New Life; Lake Zurich, ILx
Open Bible; Oxford FLx
Our Savior; Phillips WIx
Our Savior; Port Orange, FLx
Palos Lutheran; Palos Heights, ILx
Peace; Cottonwood, AZx
Peace; Eagle River, AKx
Pilgrim; Minneapolis, MNxx
Prince of Peace; Howell MI
Prince of Peace; Martinez, GAx
Prince of Peace; Yuma, AZx
Redeemer; Tucson, AZ
Reformation; San Diego, CAxx
Risen Savior; Chula Vista, CAx
Risen Savior; Navarre, FLx
Risen Savior; Pooler, GAx
River of Life; Goodyear, AZx
Salem; Ann Arbor, MIx
Salem; Milwaukee, WIx
Salem; Stillwater, MNxx
Saving Grace; Mobile, ALx
Shepherd of the Hills; Tuscon, AZxx
Shining Mountains; Bozeman MTx
Sola Fide; Lawrenceville, GAx
St Andrew; Middleton, WIx
St John; Battle Creek, MIx
St John; Manitowoc, WIx
St John; Montello, WIxx
St John; Newark, DEx
St John; Sleepy Eye, MNx
St John; Two Rivers, WIxx
St John; Westland, MIxx
St Lucas; Kewaskum, WIx
St Lucas; Milwaukee, WIxxx
St Mark; Citrus Heights, CAx
St Mark; De Pere, WIxx
St Matthew; Stoddard, WIx
St Matthew; Winona, MNxx
St Paul; Fort Atkinson, WIxx
St Paul; Mauston WIx
St Paul; Muskego, WIxx
St Paul; North Hollywood, CAx
St Paul; Prescott, WIx
St Paul; Slinger, WIxx
St Paul; Stevensville, MIx
St. Paul; Wisconsin Rapids, WIxx
St Peter; Appleton, WIxx
St Peter; Fort Collins COx
St Peter; Milwaukee, WIx
St Peters; Sturgeon Bay, WIx
St Stephen; Fallbrook, CAx
Star of Bethlehem; New Berlin, WIxx
Summerlin; Las Vegas, NVx
The Bridge; Muskego, WIx
The Core; Appleton, WIx
Trinity; Abita Springs, LAx
Trinity; Sierra Vista, AZx
Trinity; Waukesha, WIxx
Victory; Jacksonville, FLx
Victory; Lexington KYx
Victory of the Lamb; Franklin, WIx
Water of Life; Las Vegas, NVx
Zion; Arlington WIx
Zion; Chesaning, MIx
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